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The goal of this program is to train students to an exceptionally high standard in network planning, implementation, administration and support. Through this program, students also achieve requisite skills in computer maintenance and management. This certificate is based on industry certification requirements as determined by Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco. The course maps directly to the certification pathways for recognized one or few of following designations such as:

  • CompTIA A+ Essentials
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

The certification for these designations is administered through outside agencies. There are additional costs for each exam, payable to the Authorized Testing Center. Completion of those outside examinations is not required for college program graduation.

This certificate program is instructor-driven, allowing students to navigate quickly through theory and networking software. The curriculum includes experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts – instructors have relevant designations and are Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) with work experience in the industry. The elective option for this program allows students to diversify in the area of expertise they would like to work-in upon graduation. The successful completion of all courses is required for program graduation.

The program duration is 18 Weeks:
18 Weeks theory classes

The theory class is 20 hours per week:
20 hours lecture & discussion

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Grade 10 Math or pass College Math assessment
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

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  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Network Technician
  • Network Administration Assistant
  • LAN (local area network) Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Career Paths
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Network Consultant

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The purpose of this time is to apply the theory and skills learned throughout the program and observe professionals in practical situations the students also acquire situational-specific skills and identify areas that may need to be developed further.

HAR100, 4 Weeks | A+
This course provides complete coverage of all objectives for both the core hardware and operating systems exams. The instructor-driven program contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises, and full practice exam software with interactive tutorials and lab simulations. Topics covered include: identifying, adding, and removing system components; installation, configuration, and system optimization; diagnosing and troubleshooting problems; basic networking, A+ operating systems technologies and more.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Hardware Assembly, OS Installation, Troubleshooting
NTD100, 3 Weeks | Network+
This course covers all CompTIA exam objectives, contains over 200 practice exam questions, and includes CD-ROM with CertTrainer interactive tutorials and lab simulation software and ExamSim practice exam software. It offers full coverage of the topics that need to be reviewed, including how to: demonstrate an understanding of basic network structure including network operating systems, network protocols, networking media and connectors; understand TCP/IP addressing and configure TCP/IP on workstations; implement remote connectivity with dial-up networking; identify the characteristics of WAN technologies, including ISDN, FDDI, ATM, Frame Relay, Sonet/SDH, T3/E3, and more.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Network Structure Design, Network Administration, Network Troubleshooting
CIS100, 4 Weeks | Cisco Certified Network Associate [CCNA]
This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully obtain CCNA certification. Students will cover networking basics, network types, switching fundamentals, the TCP/IP protocol stack and implementation, IP addressing and routing, WAN technologies, preparation and configuration of CISCO IOS devices, and network environment management.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Installing, Configuring Medium-sized Route and Switched Networks, Operating Cisco Equipment
NTS100, 3 Weeks | Security+
The CompTIA Security+ Certification is a vendor neutral credential. The CompTIA Security+ exam is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and security professionals around the globe. The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify risk and participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, application, operational and information security, apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability, identify appropriate technologies and products, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Cryptology, Access Control and ID Management, Network Security, Compliance and Operational Security
LNX 100, 3 Weeks | Linux+
This course covers system architecture; Linux installation and package management; GNU and Unix commands; devices, Linux file systems, and file system hierarchy standard, students taking the course will know shells, scripting and data management; user interfaces and desktop; administrative tasks; essential system services.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Linux installation and management, Linux File Systems and Standards
BAF 600, 1 Week | Employment Readiness
This course helps students prepare the required skills and knowledge they need to become and remain employed. They will learn the best known job search techniques to help them differentiate themselves from competition, find viable opportunities and make a case for why and how they will add value to prospective employer in today's competitive global economy.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Job search Skills, Presentation Skills, Writing, Sales Skills

" The friendly staff gave me some great advice which helped me choose the right program. Not only did I become certified in the International Trade industry, but I also gained a college diploma! "
Patrick Lalonde Brighton College Alumni

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